Sunday, 8 April 2018

Labour has antisemitism problem, 51% of voters say

My reaction to reading this Guardian piece is 'only 51%'!

'Half of the electorate believes that there are at least pockets of antisemitism in the Labour party, according to a poll.

A third (34%) of voters also believe that Jeremy Corbyn is among those in the party who hold antisemitic views, despite his repeated denials and pledge to be a "militant opponent" of the problem.

The findings, from a debut poll by the Deltapoll company, will frustrate the Labour leadership. The party has attempted to draw a line under the issue by vowing to implement all the recommendations in Shami Chakrabarti's 2016 report (PDF) into alleged antisemitism in the party.

The poll found that 51% believes Labour has a problem with antisemitism to some degree. It found that 17% think the party is "riddled" with people holding antisemitic views, including Corbyn. The same proportion think "pockets" of antisemitism exist within Labour, including its leader. Two-fifths of 2017 Labour voters (39%) think that people within the party hold antisemitic views.'

Only 51%, how can they say that? Mind you the percentage who think Jeremy Corbyn holds antisemitic views is reaching a problem level for even Jeremy Corbyn, unless he's ready to write off any Jews voting Labour, preferring the larger number available of Muslim antisemitic votes. 

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